Celebratory fudge

Celebration fudge

I asked Rob what to make to celebrate the Bills week 17 win and he said fudge with Oreo crumbles. Fudge is not something I make very often, so I said “sure.” Thanks to the win and the Ravens loss, the Bills clinched a playoff spot, so here is your celebratory fudge with crushed oreos. Wooooooo!!!

Crushed oreos are just what this fudge needed
  • Ingredients
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 2 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla

In a pan, combine butter, fluff, sugar and evaporated milk. Cook over low heat until butter and fluff and melted, stirring occasionally. Bring to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add chips and vanilla. Stir until melted. Line and 8×8 pan with ton foil,and spray with butter spray. Spread fudge evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle with crushed Oreos. Let set for a few hours. Cut and store in covered container.

Yum!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with peace,joy and love. And remember to be kind. Your kindness may be just what some person needs. Also – Go Bills! โคโค

Week 8 victory Monday cookies

A chocolate version of the Franks! (Triple Chip chocolate cookies)

How is it week 8 already? Wow! I found today’s Bills game far too stressful. At least we got a win. And 5-2 is a solid record. To celebrate, I made a chocolate version of the triple chip cookies. And I slathered some melted milk chocolate on the bottom because,why not? Also, we set out a bowl of candy for Halloween, on a table. Rob keeps replenishing it and so far, no kid has dumped the bowl in his bag! And we only have 35 minutes left!

Shout out to our girl, Gracie, monitoring the situation

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup. Do the same for the baking cocoa. And preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes so it gets to the right temperature.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1\2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 11/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Mix in chips. Scoop out 1/4 cuos of dough. Chill at least an hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on the sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes. Cool completely. In a microwave safe bowl, combine 2 cups milk chocolate chips and 2 tsp of vegetable oil. Microwave in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Slather on bottom of cookies. Ler set. Store in covered container.

Is this necessary? Probably not, but who cares?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day, one that I hope is filled with love, peace and happiness. And, remember to be kind. We are all fighting a battle, some battles are harder than others.

Monday night football!!!! A mini Oreo stuffed in a sugar cookie stuffed in a brownie.

Mini Oreo stuffed inside a sugar cookie stuffed inside a brownie

Big game for the Bills – against the Titans on Monday Night Football. So I upped my treat game -a mini Oreo stuffes inside a sugar cookie stuffed inside a brownie, with a chocolate blobby of frosting on top., why the frosting? I do not know. It seemed like the right call. Is it necessary? I believe the answer is yes.

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  • Ingredients list
  • 2 boxes of brownie mix, plus ingredients listed on the boxes
  • Sugar cookie mix, plus ingredients listed on box/bag
  • Mini oreos

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a 9×13 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. In a bowl, combine brownie mixes and ingredients listed on boxes. Spread evenly into prepared pan. In another bowl, combine sugar cookie mix and ingredients on box. Scoop put 1 tbs cookie dough and cover a mini Oreo. Repeat process. I think I did about 16 of these. Gently press into brownie dough in pan in 4 rows of 4. Bake 28 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of brownie dough comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completley. Cut. You can frost these if you would like. Store in covered container.

Football Friday for week 6 – brown butter blondies with chocolate chips

Brown butter blondies with chocolate chips

My president of taste testing, Rob, put in a request for these – brown butter blondies with chocolate chips. Super simple and are ready in no time. Browning butter is a very simple process. Just melt the butter in a saucepan, stirring occasionally until you see little brown bits in it.

Extreme closeup!๐Ÿ˜‹

Couple of reminders – Make sure you preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking. Also spoon your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, browned and cooled for 10 minutes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. In a bowl, combine brown butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Fold in flour and salt. Blend in chips. Spread evenly into pan. Bake 20 minutes (no longer). Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and remember to be kind. A small act of kindness can do wonders. Hoping your day is filled with love and happiness…. And Go Bills!! ๐Ÿˆ

Week 2 Victory Treats

Oreo fudge topped brownies

The Bills got their first win of the season today in Miami, so victory Monday treats are in order. I went with fudge brownies topped with a fudgy frosting with crushed Oreos. A little over the top for only week 2, but I like to set the bar high.

Remember to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking to make sure your oven heats up to the right temperature. Also, spoon your flour from your flour bag into you measuring cup so you get the right amount (and so the same with your baking cocoa)

All that chocolatey goodness!
  • Ingredients
  • 12 tbs butter (1 1 /2 sticks)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 /2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions -preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, heat butter and chocolate chips in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Add sugar. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Fold in flour, salt, and baking cocoa. Mix in chips. Mixture will be thick. Press into prepared pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center basically comes out clean. Cool completely.

  • Topping ingredients
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 6 tbs heavy cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 oreos, crushed

Directions – in a microwave safe bowl,melt both kinds of chocolate chips with heavy cream in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Blend in powdered sugar. Fold in Oreos. Frost brownies. Cut into squares. Store in covered container.

Rob, my chief taste tester, decided the brownie needed some marshmallow fluff

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day, filled with all good things. And, remember to be kind. The world needs more kindness!

Happy father’s day triple chip cookies

Happy father’s day cookies

Today’s recipe is in honor of father’s day, especially my dad, who had quite the sweet tooth. He would have been so thrilled this past week to see his grandson, my nephew Jackson, get a ball from Bills qb Josh Allen, after Josh threw out the first pitch before the Yankees- Blue Jays game in Buffalo. It was such a thrill for me to get the pix from my sister in law. For sports and life to intersect like that, it makes my heart full. My dad loved both the Bills and Yankees, and Jackson more. โคwell, my papa did have a good view od it from heaven.

Josh handing Jackson (on the right) the ball after his ceremonial first pitch
Jackson (right) and his friend Lucas (left) with the ball from Josh’s first pitch

I added an instant vanilla pudding mix to this recipe and used a combo of all purpose flour and bread flour, because I have a bag of bread flour and am trying to use it up. You can use entirely all purpose flour if you want. Remember – Scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup, chills your dough for a few hours, and preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking.

  • Ingredients list
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 3.4 oz instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Stir in pudding mix. Blend in flour, baking soda and cornstarch. Mix in chips. Form 1/4 cup mounds of cookies. Chill dough for a few hours. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper, stagger cookies. Bake 8 to 11 minutes. They will have a few light golden patches on top. They may seem undercooked, but will be fine. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Happy father’s day

Quadruple layer cookie cake

A sugar-chocolate chip-brownie-peanut butter cookie cake with marshmallow fluff frosting

Yup, you read that right. Quadruple layer cookie cake. It was what I had planned to make if the Bills were in the Super Bowl. And even though they came up a game short, I made this cake anyways because it is the Super Bowl. The NFL is the one sport that managed to get through it’s entire season without a single cancelled game. For this treat, I went with a peanut butter cookie layer, flourless brownie layer, chocolate chip cookie layer and a sugar cookie layer. I used a marshmallow fluff frosting. I actually make the peanut butter, sugar and chocolate chip cookie doughs the day before and took them out of the fridge about an hour before baking to get them to room temperature so they were easier to press into the pans. If you use a 9 inch cake pan, your baking time will be less. Remember to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before you start baking. And make sure you don’t overbake your cookie cakes. This cake is quite heavy, so make sure your container is sturdy. You may have to hold it from the bottom when transporting it, or cut the cake ahead of time.

  • Peanut butter cookie ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Crisco or butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions – line an 8 inch round cake pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Ina bowl, cream crisco/butter and peanut butter. Mix in brown sugar and sugar. Add egg and milk. Stir in dry ingredients. Press into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes (will be lightly golden around the edges). Cool completely

  • Flourless Brownie cookie layer
  • 6 tbs butter
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions – line a round 8 inch cake pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Melt butter and chocolate chips in 40 second increments until you can stir smooth. Add eggs and sugar. Blend in cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes (toothpick inserted into center comes out with a few moist crumbs). Cool completlely

  • Chocolate chip cookie layer
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Crisco
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – line an 8 inch round cake pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. cream butter, Crisco, sugar and brown sugar. Add egg, yolk and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips. Press into prepared pan. Bake 20 to 23 minutes (will be dark golden on top. May seem a little doughy, but will firm up. You can also firm it up by popping it in the fridge too for a bit. Cool completely.

  • Sugar cookie layer ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups flour

Directions – line an 8 inch round pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. mix butter, oil, sugar and powdered sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Press into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes. (Will be light golden around the edges.) Cool completley.

  • Frosting/filling ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups marshmallow fluff
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Heavy cream or milk

Directions – cream butter and fluff. Slowly blend in powdered sugar. Add enough milk or cream to get the consistency you want. Assembly instructions below.

Place a cookie layer on a plate
Apread a thin layer of frosting on top
Top with another cookie layer
Spread a thin layer of frosting on top
Top with a third cookie cake layer
Spread a thin layer of frosting on top
Top with your final cookie layer
Frost top layer

You can leave the cake as it is above, or frost the entire thing. I opted to frost the entire thing. ๐Ÿ˜. Store in covered container.

Dark chocolate triple chip cookies

Dark chocolate triple chip cookies

For the first time in many weeks (maybe 20), there is no football! But I still,felt the need to bring something to work on a Monday (ahead of this nor’easter), so I decidedto go with dark chocolate cookies. I picked up a monster size bag of dark chocolate chips from bjs, along with a large bag of semisweet chips! One can never have too many bags of chocolate chips!

Gooey chocolate cookies!
  • Ingredients
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs flour
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup,semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions – Melt butter and 2 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Plenty in dry ingredients. Fold in chips. Mixture will be quite soft. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough, place on a flat surface and chill a few hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a sheet with nonstick baking liners. You likely will have to use a spatula to scrape dough from your flat surface to your baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. They will be slightly gooey in center. They will continue to bake on cookie sheet once removed from oven. Sprinkle warm cookies with powdered sugar. Store in covered container.

I miss football!

Celebration Monday treats

Fudge topped devil dogs!

This could not be just any great for THIS victory Monday. The Buffalo Bills are back in the AFC Championship game for the first time since 1993. So this calls for something spectacular. Rob asked what I was planning (despite having 2 treats in the freezer bc I forgot to bring them in to work). I told him to pick something, so he chose devil dogs with fudge topping. Done. These use a cake mix. I added baking cocoa to make them extra chocolatey, but you can sub in 1/2 cup flour if you prefer.

  • Devil dog cake ingredients
  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa (or flour)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs

Directions – preheat oven to 350 for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners. In a bowl, combine cake mix, cocoa, water, oil and eggs. Scoop out 1/4 cup batter and place on sheet. Spread into a rectangle. Bake 6 to 8 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Filling ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 1 1/2 cups fluff
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Heavy cream or milk

Directions – cream butter and fluff. Slowly add powdered sugar. Add enough milk or cream to get the consistency you want. Spread between 2 devil dogs. set aside

  • Fudge frosting ingredients
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions – over low -medium heat, bring butter, evaporated milk, and sugar to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add chips. Stir until melted. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Spoon over devil dogs. Store in covered container.

Go Bills!

Celebrating a Bills playoff win with chocolate chip cookie bars!

Go Bills!

This magical season for the Bills continued with their first playoff win in 25 years! Was it easy? No! Was it stressful? yes! Did someone yell and scare the dog, over the late fumble that wasn’t? Also yes, but it was not me. The yeller in question did request victory chocolate chip cookies bars, so here they are. I have to add that I love having playoff football both days this weekend, all day. After a terrible week, having sports as a distraction is wonderful for a few hours

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  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, plus extra for sprinkling on top

Directions – preheat oven to 350 for 20 minutes. Cover an 8×8 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs, yolk and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips. Press into pan. Sprinkle extra chips,on top and lightly press in. Bake 30 minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Onto the divisional round!